Manitoba Strikes Health Care Deal With Feds

Health Care Deal With Feds

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is the sixth province to do a health care deal with Ottawa.

The agreement in principle includes more funding for the province and a promise to spend the money in specific areas and share data.

Manitoba's health system will get over $6.7 billion over 10 years.

Canada's health minister Jean-Yves Duclos says access to family health services and surgical backlogs will improve and there will be more support for health workers.

Doctors Manitoba says it hopes some of the money will be used to deal with the serious physician shortage, while the Manitoba Nurses' Union says an implementation plan is needed immediately.

The Manitoba Health Coalition wants the funding to come with strings attached to ensure every public dollar goes toward improving public care, not corporate profits.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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